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15+ Years of Legal Experience in the Local Area

Are you facing a charge for assault, battery, or both? If you are arrested or accused of any type of crime, the first thing to do is find a qualified attorney to handle your case. At Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, PA, our Sarasota assault and battery lawyer has over 15 years of experience, which includes serving as a state prosecutor, so he knows the process from both sides and uses this unique perspective for our clients’ advantage.

Please contact us at (941) 541-5335 for a consultation with our skilled assault and battery defense attorney.

Assault & Battery Charges in Florida

Assault and battery are two separate crimes, although they are frequently charged together. Assault is defined as a threat that results in the victim fearing harm. Battery is unwanted touching or contact that causes physical harm. An individual may be charged with both for situations when there is both a threat and unwanted contact.

In Florida, assault charges include:

  • Simple assault

  • Aggravated assault

  • Felony assault

The law also classifies battery charges by similar type, including simple battery and aggravated battery. An individual may be facing a charge of aggravated battery when it is determined that the person intended to cause serious bodily injury, or a deadly weapon was used. When a defendant has a prior battery conviction, this could elevate the charge to felony assault.

Penalties for Assault & Battery Convictions

If you are charged with assault, battery, or both, it is important to get a lawyer as soon as possible. The consequences you could be facing for a conviction vary, depending on the exact charges. Simple assault is a misdemeanor that carries a potential penalty of one year in jail or on probation and a $1,000 fine. Aggravated battery can result in up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Whether you are facing a simple assault or battery charge or more serious charges, it is better to avoid a criminal record whenever possible. A criminal history can have a negative impact on your future educational and career goals. For this reason, don’t wait to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

Effective Legal Representation

There are several possible defense strategies that can be used to defend against assault and battery charges. We listen to your side of the story, discuss possible defense strategies, and get to work immediately to defend your rights and prepare the most effective defense for your case.

Some possible defenses include:

  • The contact was accidental

  • There was no intent to cause harm

  • The physical contact was consensual

  • Self defense

  • Defense of another person or property

The process begins with a free consultation with our assault and battery lawyer in Sarasota to get legal advice for the specifics of your case. For your convenience, same day appointments are available, and we are available to meet with our clients after hours and on weekend by appointment only.

If you have questions or need help immediately, please call our office at (941) 541-5335.

Trust Our Proven Trial Record

We Fight Fearlessly for Our Clients
  • 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder Not Guilty Verdict
  • 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery Not Guilty Verdict
  • 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography Successful Resolution
  • 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act Not Guilty Verdict
  • 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older Case Dismissed
  • 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older Case Dismissed
  • 2018 CF 00889 – Armed Carjacking Successful Resolution
  • 2018 MM 000354 – Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 003582 AX – Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 010119– Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
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Client Testimonials

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    “Did exactly what they said they would do, was very responsive and helped to resolve my legal issue quickly.”

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What Makes Us the Right Choice?

  • Former Prosecutor
  • Strong Referral Rate from Other Attorneys
  • Trusted Reputation with Judges & Prosecutors
  • Phone Is Answered 24/7
  • Successful Trial Experience
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